1. Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili, Tim Duncan Set New NBA Record for Big 3 Playoff Wins

    The Miami Heat 's trio of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh popularized the "Big Three" label, but the San Antonio Spurs ' trifecta of Tim Duncan , Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili just perfected it...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 4 months ago 29,148 reads 100 comments

  2. Miami Heat Exposing Indiana Pacers' Lack of True Star Power

    The closing run by LeBron James and Dwyane Wade in Game 2 against the Indiana Pacers drew attention to the Miami Heat 's much-discussed "extra gear," but it also highlighted the Pacers' problematic makeup...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 4 months ago 1,687 reads 6 comments

  3. Nick Collison Completes 0.1-Second Inbounds Play to Beat Shot Clock in Game 2

    There are two explanations for Nick Collison 's incredible tip-in during the second quarter of Game 2 between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the San Antonio Spurs ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 4 months ago 31,631 reads 67 comments

  4. LeBron James, Dwyane Wade Save Heroics for 4th Quarter in Game 2

    For a while there, it looked like an ordinary effort from LeBron James and Dwyane Wade wouldn't be enough to give the Miami Heat a desperately needed win in Game 2 against the Indiana Pacers Tuesday night...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 4 months ago 53,902 reads 243 comments

  5. How 2014 NBA Draft Lottery Reshapes the Kevin Love Trade Sweepstakes

    The NBA draft lottery is designed to help the league's downtrodden franchises improve, but it might have given a couple of powerhouse clubs a better shot to land Minnesota Timberwolves star Kevin Love in a trade...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 4 months ago 26,646 reads 78 comments

  6. Will Kevin Love Suffer Same Fate as Dwight Howard in Messy Trade Saga?

    Like Dwight Howard before him, Kevin Love will eventually get what he wants: an escape route from the first NBA team ever to hand him a uniform...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 4 months ago 35,373 reads 128 comments

  7. Mark Cuban Named 'Honorary Starter' for 2014 Indianapolis 500

    Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has always been the loudest guy in the room, but it'll be hard to hear him over the roar of engines when he waves the green flag at the Indianapolis 500 this coming weekend...

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  8. Kawhi Leonard Blindsides OKC Thunder with Monster Game 1 for Spurs

    When San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich told TNT's David Aldridge before the fourth quarter of the Spurs' 122-105 Game 1 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder that he wanted more pace offensively, it seemed weird for a couple of reasons...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 4 months ago 20,255 reads 84 comments

  9. Miami Heat Playing with Fire vs. Unpredictable Indiana Pacers

    Under normal circumstances, the Miami Heat wouldn't need to be concerned about the Indiana Pacers ' out-of-nowhere offensive explosion in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 4 months ago 15,045 reads 114 comments

  10. Report: Mark Cuban Hired Former FBI Agent to Investigate NBA After 2006 Finals

    UPDATE on Tuesday, May 20 at 4:40 p.m. ET by Adam Fromal You just have to love conflicting stories...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 4 months ago 261,908 reads 215 comments

  11. Why Golden State Warriors Should Go All-in on Kevin Love Trade

    There are plenty of complicated subjects in the NBA , but making a case for the Golden State Warriors to relentlessly pursue a trade for Kevin Love is not one of them...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 4 months ago 37,531 reads 173 comments

  12. Report: Jimmy Butler Was Unhappy with Tom Thibodeau Before Season Ended

    Jimmy Butler was less than pleased about how Chicago Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau used him in the recent first-round playoff series loss to the Washington Wizards , and apparently, Butler let his coach know how he felt...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 4 months ago 45,197 reads 105 comments

  13. Report: Sam Mitchell a 'Serious Candidate' for Minnesota Timberwolves Coach

    Sam Mitchell has popped up as a candidate to be the Minnesota Timberwolves ' next head coach. But if he does wind up with the job, there's no telling what the roster he inherits might look like...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 4 months ago 4,606 reads 10 comments

  14. Report: Chicago Bulls, Golden State Warriors Appeal to Kevin Love in Trade

    Does the idea of Stephen Curry and Kevin Love destroying opponents with the deadliest pick-and-pop combination in history interest you? How about Love giving Derrick Rose , ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 4 months ago 30,970 reads 225 comments

  15. Report: Lakers, Warriors, Bulls, Celtics and Suns Eyeing Kevin Love Trade

    Eventually, we’ll hear every team in the NBA mentioned as a potential trade destination for Kevin Love ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 4 months ago 112,459 reads 531 comments

  16. Biggest Needs for Washington Wizards During 2014 Offseason

    The Washington Wizards were in the wrong place at the wrong time, matched up against a previously dominant Indiana Pacers team that had finally rediscovered its stride...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 4 months ago 14,400 reads 60 comments

  17. Nick Young Says God Nicknamed Him 'Swaggy P'

    You wouldn't normally turn to Nick Young for answers to the universe's biggest questions. Nonetheless, it seems Swaggy P is prepared to not only validate the existence of ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 4 months ago 16,410 reads 66 comments

  18. Unraveling the Mystery of San Antonio Spurs Swingman Kawhi Leonard

    In the wake of Kawhi Leonard taking control of a series-clinching victory for the San Antonio Spurs in the Western Conference semifinals, it's time, yet again, to try to make sense of the NBA 's quietest, most inscrutable star...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 4 months ago 32,773 reads 72 comments

  19. James Dolan Influenced Steve Kerr Spurning Knicks for Warriors

    Steve Kerr turned down the New York Knicks head coaching gig for a number of surprising reasons, but we should have seen one of the biggest ones coming a mile away: Mr. James L...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 4 months ago 16,543 reads 48 comments

  20. Will Paul Pierce Spurn Brooklyn Nets in Free Agency This Offseason?

    Paul Pierce has some good basketball left to give, but there's a good chance the Brooklyn Nets won't be the beneficiaries. An unrestricted free agent after completing the final season of his four-year, $61 million deal, Pierce has options now...

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  21. Steve Kerr Says Golden State Warriors 'Seems Like the Perfect Situation'

    Between the allure of Phil Jackson, the prestige of a flagship franchise and a smooth road to the postseason, there was a lot for Steve Kerr to like about the New York Knicks ' situation...

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  22. Portland Trail Blazers Must Use Offseason to Become Contender, Not Pretender

    The Portland Trail Blazers made great strides this season, but they'll have to make a few more over the summer to ensure the 2013-14 campaign is a starting point—and not a high point—in their path to legitimate contention...

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  23. What Steve Kerr Brings to Golden State Warriors That Mark Jackson Didn't

    Steve Kerr and Mark Jackson are two very different people, and you can bet the Golden State Warriors are perfectly happy about that...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 4 months ago 34,825 reads 94 comments

  24. Chris Paul Facing Greatest Challenge of His NBA Career

    Chris Paul has spent his entire career pretending the odds were stacked against him. Trailing the Oklahoma City Thunder 3-2 with his NBA playoff fate (and so much more) hanging in the balance, Paul doesn't have to pretend anymore...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 4 months ago 10,631 reads 80 comments

  25. Anatomy of OKC Thunder's Miracle Comeback vs. LA Clippers

    The story of Game 5 between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Los Angeles Clippers was supposed to be about Kevin Durant 's shocking disappearance and L.A.'s tightening choke hold on the series...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 4 months ago 68,707 reads 415 comments